Fish is a good source of healthy protein and Omega-3 fatty acids which benefit the heart of. Also, consuming fish and seafood products rich in Omega-3 at least twice a week decreases chances of cardiovascular diseases. Buying fresh unfrozen fish is always recommended. Also, keep in mind that consuming larger species of fish comes with its own risks of being more exposed to mercury contamination. The bigger the fish, the bigger the risk.
Although I am not aware of the exact origin of Mung Bean Soup, a.k.a. Moshxo’rda in Uzbek (Mosh-bean, xo’rda-pottage), a.k.a. Mung/Moong been soup, looking at similar recipes I can tell, that it was most probably widely cooked among old time Uzbek farmers. It is relatively easy to make and does feed a lot of people. As far as I know not a lot of Uzbeks like this soup. But my family does enjoy it and I make it fairly often. You do have to try it once to understand if you like it or not :D
Very good and delicious salad for daily use. Decorated can be very pretty on your guest table, too. We used to make this salad all the time when I was back in Uzbekistan. The only difference is, we used to use green radish. Since it is very hard to find one here, I simply swap green radish with Daikon radish. The taste and the density is a little different, but Daikon adds different uniqueness to the salad.
I am not much of a pancake person but really enjoy making these for weekend breakfasts. No hassle, easy and very delicious. Usage of blueberries is very essential since they can keep their shape fairly well on high heat. You can use both fresh and frozen berries for this recipe. It is based on plain yogurt and less sugar, thus making it desirably healthy choice for breakfast entrée. Nothing can give you a better jump start in the morning than seeing your husband and your son enjoying their food.
Funchoza is a well known salad in Central Asia. I am not very sure of it’s origins. Always thought of it being Korean but recent searches show that it is actually Uighur (ethnic minority in China) dish. The ingredients might remind Japchae but the taste is absolutely not the same. Japchae uses potato starch noodles, funchoza is done with rice noodles.
I got inspired to make this easy and wholesome dish from one of our www.arbuz.com participants Beyazgul. Wanting to learn more about the dish, I did a little research of my own.
This particular recipe of Foret Noire Cake is very close to the Schwarzwäld cake and as I heard, is very popular among French and Germans. There are different methods used in making the Black Forest Cake, as it seems that the original version has been changed many times. I chose this particular one since I came to love it very much.
We love home made Tiramisu. I think we make it more than any other dessert. This Tiramisu recipe will definitely rock your world. I researched the origin of this treat and found a lot of different information about it. A very interesting one came from my sister Kamola, who knew the wife of an Italian ambassador in Uzbekistan. According to her, Tiramisu was first prepared by wives of soldiers. They would prepare this desert for their husbands because it was filling and contained ingredients (eggs, cream, strong espresso) that kept soldiers energized and ready to fight and protect. Most likely by now you have already tried some type of tiramisu recipe, or maybe you’ve tried it in some Italian restaurant. I urge to give my tiramisu recipe a try!